This is video from the coast guard of the initial crash and subsequent rescue effort. It is remarkable how quickly the doors are opened and people are moved out onto the wings. There were clearly a lot of heroic actions that day.
- At one point you can see someone reaching down from the wing to pick someone else out of the water.
- The pilot, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, walked the plane twice to be certain everyone had made it out before leaving himself.
- One of the crew gave his shirt to a passenger who was freezing.
- Many people on the “rescue” ferries gave up their clothes as well on an incredibly cold day.
What other heroic things did you hear about from this amazing event?